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#5720220 - 04/28/15 01:33 PM Mosquito Repellent... A good idea?
Carlos B Offline

Registered: 11/07/14
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I was helping a friend over the weekend to clear his land and checking on the feeders. There were a ton of mosquitos! I was using the repellent and I had that smell on my nostrils until like the next day soap .

Question is: Do you use some type of repellent when you're hunting?

I ask because if mosquitoes and humans don't like the smell, I'm sure that whatever animal you're hunting won't like the smell either.


#5720295 - 04/28/15 02:36 PM Re: Mosquito Repellent... A good idea? [Re: Carlos B]
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#5720318 - 04/28/15 02:47 PM Re: Mosquito Repellent... A good idea? [Re: Big Daddy K]
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#5723056 - 04/30/15 02:12 AM Re: Mosquito Repellent... A good idea? [Re: Carlos B]
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Thermacell doesn't work well if you are walking around or if breezy. It doesn't protect against chiggers or ticks either. I like the spray powder version...
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#5725934 - 05/01/15 10:51 PM Re: Mosquito Repellent... A good idea? [Re: Carlos B]
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I am a Thermacell fan. I just discovered that HEB carries them.

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#5732560 - 05/06/15 10:04 PM Re: Mosquito Repellent... A good idea? [Re: Carlos B]
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Cedar Bug Spray , I bought some of this a couple years ago at the Texas Hunters Show. It smells like cedar. It does not scare away deer at all. I have had deer within 10 yards in a chair-blind and none blew on me. I spray very little on my hat and on my boots. Have not had a tick on mr since using and it keeps Mosquitos/Biting Flies away plus it acts as cover scent. All of those are good things for a hunter.

I also spray a little on my hands before cleaning hogs to keep ticks and fleas off.

It is a little expensive but a little goes a long way. I bought 3 about 8 months ago and still have a little left.

#5743223 - 05/13/15 09:57 PM Re: Mosquito Repellent... A good idea? [Re: Carlos B]
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In Junction this time of year mosquitoes are there but the real culprit is the white gnats. Without protection they will eat you alive all day long. I use Repel spray. About as good as it gets.
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